Bob Hope Airport saw a roughly 5.2% decline in passengers last year, however, officials were cautiously optimistic to see December numbers rise about 1.2%, according to the latest report.
The airport handled about 3.88 million passengers last year, down from slightly more than 4 million passengers in 2012, according to figures released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
There were 334,878 travelers in December, up from 330,966 in December 2012, making it one of three months that saw slight increases in passenger counts last year.
However, the airport took a hit in November, when the number of passengers fell almost 6.9% from 344,802 in November 2012 to 321,078 this past November.
“Southwest (Airlines) had a 4% decline in November,” said Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director. “In December, it reversed. Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United and U.S. Airways all posted gains.”